Community Calendar

EVENTS

Friday, February 23rd

Reach Charter school Chili Cook-off
Get ready to savor the heat at Reach Charter school’s first-ever chili cook-off February 24th. Calling all chefs, businesses and community champions…spice up and register, sponsor or volunteer and let’s turn up for flavor and make this a fiery success. Visit reach-school.org today and sign up to enter your chili, be a sponsor or volunteer, because your support makes a difference. For questions call 541-299-0299.

Saturday, February 24th

Girls Rock Event
Girls Rock is back at Grants Pass High School on February 24th from 8am to 1pm. This is a free event for girls ages 9-13 filled with food, fun and friends. All girls need to be accompanied by an adult. A light morning snack and lunch will be provided. Register early online at www.girlsrockgrantspass.org or call 541-218-5547 for more information.

Saurday, March 2ndh

Hidden Valley FFA Dinner & Auction
The 11th Annual Hidden Valley High FFA Dinner & Auction is on Saturday, March 2ns from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, Floral Building. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance at the High School or at the door. Wild River is catering and providing beverages.

Saurday, March 2ndh

Options for Education Education Expo
Options for Education is hosting an Education Expo with a Vendor fair, Kids activities and a Q&A booth on Saturday, March 2ns from 12pm to 3pm. It will be located at Oregon Futbol Academy, 144 SW G Street. This is a great opportunity to see a variety of school options in our community. For more information visit optionsforeducation.com.

Friday & Saurday, March 8th & 9th

SJacksonville Presbyterian Church Yard Sale
The High School Youth Group from Jacksonville Presbyterian Church is traveling to Mexico to build houses for families in need and they are hosting a Yard Sale to help pay for the trip. The yard sale will be Friday & Saturday, March 8th & 9th. Friday it will run from 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. It will be located at 425 Middle Street in Jacksonville.

Friday, March 8th

SOSA Prom Fundraiser Family Bunco Night
Southern Oregon Success Academy is hosting a Prom Fundraiser Family Bunco Night at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Dr, on Friday, March 8th from 6pm to 9pm. Cost is $10 per player and 80 tickets are available for purchase at our station or at the SOSA Merlin Campus. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Friday-Sunday, March 8th-10th

Grants Pass High School “Freaky Friday the Musical”
Grants Pass High School Theatre Department presents their spring musical: Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical”. The performances will be at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center on March 8th-10th. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 Student & Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at gphstheatre.ludus.com or in the lobby an hour before the show.

Friday-Sunday, March 15th-7th

Grants Pass High School “Freaky Friday the Musical”
Grants Pass High School Theatre Department presents their spring musical: Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical”. The performances will be at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center on March 15th- 17th. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 Student & Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at gphstheatre.ludus.com or in the lobby an hour before the show.

Saturday, April 6th

Rogue Valley Humane Society Bowling for Bowser
Bowling for Bowser is back to Caveman Bowl, 1230 Rogue River Hwy, on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm to 4pm. Cost is $25 per person and includes shoes, two games & snacks. Teams can be made up of between 3-5 players. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Bowser Awards and Raffle Prizes. Proceeds go to Rogue Valley Humane Society. Sign up at RVHS or at Caveman Bowl.
Announcements
Grants Pass High School Project Graduation “Will-A-Thon”
Grants Pass High School Project Graduation is holding their annual “Will-A-Thon” to raise money for a safe drug and alcohol-free party for class of 2024. Participants will consult with one of the volunteer attorneys to have a basic will, power of attorney and advanced directive prepared. Cost is $300 Single and $350 Couple. Appointments are available February to Early April. Call Victory Walker at 541-285-7674 for your appointment.
Southern Oregon Amateur Radio Club
Southern Oregon Amateur Radio Club meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Dr. Starts at 6:00pm and is open to the public.
Worship Wednesday Revival
Worship Wednesday Revival is every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. It is hosted at Lifelink, 2600 New Hope Rd. All are welcome for Worship, Food, Friends and Fellowship.
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
Alzheimer's Association is hosting a Caregiver Support Group the last Friday of every month starting 6/24, from 2pm-3:30pm at 1150 NE 9th St. For more information call Kim at 800-272-3900 or thekasiah@gmail.com
Second Friday Poetry Reading
Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G Street is hosts their Second Friday Poetry Sharing every second Friday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. These events are free to the public and all are welcome to come read or just listen to poetry. Donations are welcome. For more information or to find out current months theme please call 541-479-3290.
Fruitdale Grange Monthly Bunco Group
Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, is hosting a monthly Bunco group on the 4th Friday of each month at 5:30pm. Please bring a snack to share. Cost is $10 Per Person and all must be 18 years old to attend. For more info text 541-660-4435.
Grants Pass High School Band
Grants Pass High School Band are back to collecting cans and bottles every Sunday at Grants Pass High School entrance off Dean St from 12pm to 2pm. The proceeds from bottles and cans collected help pay for Band trips and expenses.
Food Bank Volunteers Needed
The Josephine County Food Bank, pantries and soup kitchens help the homeless and needy in our area. Local super markets and other food outlets are giving usable food stuffs to the food bank. All that is needed is volunteer drivers and riders to pick up the food from the markets and deliver to the food bank. Find out more by calling 479-5556.
Every Child Oregon
Last year, in the state of Oregon alone, over 11,200 children spent time in foster care and over 66% of those children spent time in more than one foster home. Many were split from their siblings. DHS works to place children in foster homes, but there are simply not enough people stepping up to help these families in crisis. Many children will be left without the care, comfort and safety of a loving home if we do not find more caring people to open their hearts and their homes. We can do more for Oregon's children! Learn how you can help at everychildoregon.org
Safe Families for Children
"Safe Families for Children" is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. A network of volunteers in Josephine County provides safe, loving homes for parents to voluntarily have their children cared for while the parent restores stability in their own life. Homelessness, unemployment, hospitalization, drug or alcohol rehab, domestic violence, if you are in crisis or know a family in crisis, please call 541-244-8449.
Emergency Preparedness
Are you prepared for an emergency? Have you made an emergency supply list? Have you signed up with the Disaster Registry? Do you have your Emergency Go-Kit Passport? We have everything you need to do just that. KAJO and KLDR would like to encourage you to be ready; disaster can strike at any time. We have a Handbook for Homeowners titled "Before Wildfire Strikes." We also have information on "Living on Shaky Ground; How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis." We are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to noon, at 888 Rogue River Highway in south Grants Pass.